Exlibrises (bookplates)




by Gennady Pugachevsky

88×86 mm, X6/8, 1996, op. # 72
owner (customer): Klaus Hermanns


Tutankhamun (alternately spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon), (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty (ruled 1333 BC – 1324 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means «Living Image of Aten», while Tutankhamun means «Living Image of Amun». Often the name Tutankhamun was written Amen-tut-ankh, meaning "living image of amun", due to scribal custom which most often placed the divine name at the beginning of the phrase in order to honor the divine being. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters. He was likely the eighteenth dynasty king «Rathotis», who according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years - a figure which conforms exactly with Flavius Josephus' version of Manetho's Epitome.